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#31 Old 10-31-2009, 10:30 PM
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No problems with the TMIC it's self. I just should've got a tune after I put it on...lol I popped a solenoid CEL the other night. The tuner said the bigger TMIC was more than likely the problem. Oh well, it gives me a excuse to put injectors and a fuel pump on...along with a new tune.
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Yea, I would imagine it will change things.. LOL

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No, injectors yet. But, Here are a few pics of the 08-10 wrx perrin TMIC installed on a car at my tuner's. I took this pics last monday, when I was there for my retune. (BTW, these are the ones still being produced) This is quite a different set-up the older WRX set-up. The TMIC comes straight of the turbo. No silicon pipe, just a straight up connection.
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Such a wierd desing/layout for those cars. And I still cringe everytime I see the plastic manifold .

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They say that the plastic manifold doesn't heat up like aluminum...I dunno.

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LOL, the plastic intake manifold?

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They say that the plastic manifold doesn't heat up like aluminum...I dunno.
You are right, it just melts, lol. Idk, Im no engineer, but it just doesnt even look right.

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LOL, i'm sure its no thin piece of plastic. So, no worries on the melting. Its a weight reduction if you think about it. Trying to think positive.

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Yeah, over all for stock the new '08 + models intercooler is completely fine functionally, but from what I gather; Running over 17 PSI boost will end up cracking the plastic manifold and causing leaks. I haven't been pushing 17-18 PSI for very long and have no leak issues, but the feeling is plastic = weak. Depending on the thickness, temp outside/ engine compartment, and pressure I guess it's possible to use one for quite awhile into the mods, but once the injectors/ fuel pump get upgraded I'd say it's time for the TMIC as well. I just can't seem to make up my mind if I should get the sways and end links first... Holidays don't allow me to save much though, lol.
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Yes aluminum will conduct heat more, especially because of its density as a metal. Im not that experience in the modifying game, but the plastics engineering field is HUGE! I doubt any car manufactuer would put on a part like the TMIC that its plastic wouldnt endure heat the engine is putting off. HOWEVER, the boost handling making it crack I can find being true. The metal used on the stock intercooler is very then and got bend and dented easly.

The Perrin (or any other aftermarket intercooler) is metal (most likely conducting slightly more heat, but you have to take into perspective that these are created to produce colder, and higher air intake pressures. The interior constuction of these are made to move the air "harder" (my word of choice?) through the intercooler to make it colder.

-Correct me if im wrong, It was just a though =P

I have the Perrin TMIC on my car, its a snug squeeze but I could hear even more from the turbo, I can definitly tell it was an increase in production.

Newtothegame: yes that is an ugly stock TMIC.haha. the plastic manifold makes me feel like my engine bay is like a "walmart" version.lmao!Laugh!

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Newtothegame: yes that is an ugly stock TMIC.haha. the plastic manifold makes me feel like my engine bay is like a "walmart" version.lmao!Laugh!
I wasnt trying to be mean, just so you know. It just looks so odd, and to know the car is supposed to be performance oriented. I didnt like the new WRX or STI when they came out, at all, but now I think they are just as great as earlier years.

Just wanted to let everyone know I wasnt hating on their car.

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Its all good. I understand where your coming from, and agree with you. I hated the 08's when they came out, and now I own one and love it! lol.

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